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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Geoff Diehl votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, the government should never determine what a private business should pay employees

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples


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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Marital Rape

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but only for patrol officers in high crime areas

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Education  ›  Student Loans

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Geoff Diehl votersLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but only for maternity leave

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but only for medical use

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, and all illegal immigrants should be deported

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  NSA Domestic Surveillance

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Border Security

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, and the government should not interfere with the free market

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Geoff Diehl votersMore

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the US increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Geoff Diehl votersDecrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Geoff Diehl votersHurt

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples?

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Geoff Diehl votersIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Geoff Diehl votersDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbor or promote terrorism

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Social  ›  First Amendment

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?

  Geoff Diehl votersMore, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but I would prefer to privatize it instead

Science  ›  GMO Labels

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, unless they have committed a crime

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, I support the protesters but do not want to start an international war

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?

  Party’s support baseNo, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actions

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Geoff Diehl votersNo, the current fleet is sufficient

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Geoff Diehl votersYes